Never underestimate the power of prayer. It’s the earthy license for heavenly interference.
Never underestimate the power of prayer. It’s the earthy license for heavenly interference.
John 3:16. For God so loved the world that HE gave his only SON……
Genesis 19. The story of Lot and his family.
The book of Genesis 19. talks about the story of the two angels that visited Lot while he was in Sodom. The book also reveals to us several occurrences particularly dealing with perverted sexual practices by the Sodomites especially after the angels had accepted the invitation to Lot’s house.
The angels visited Lot amid sin. That time, Lot and her children, together with the wife were bound in sin. They were living in a sinful environment. Their minds were full of corruption owed to sin. Homosexuality,incest, Lesbianism and all the rest. They were living in luxury, a pleasant life and environment that satisfied their bodily desires. They were also full of pride. No reverence for God. It may be no wonder that Lot’s wife remembered her luxurious property and looked back when she had been instructed not to look back. Her heart was attached to wealth, property and investment made while in Sodom. She may have also forgotten the reverence and obedience she needed to hold for God and obey instructions. She became a pillar of salt. Dead.
Genesis 19: 4-7 reveals to us the lust that men of the city of Sodom were harbouring. They wanted to make love and engage in sexual activities with the two angels that had visited Lot. That was very unwelcoming, an abuse of the highest order in God’s kingdom affairs and an ominous attempt that nobody who’s spiritual and sober would ever like to try.
Well, let’s get the point here…..
As long as Lot was still in Sodom, sin prevailed. God wanted Lot out of Sodom, a reason why he sent the two angels. Sadly speaking, Lot was found as the gatekeeper of Sodom. He was in the business. He was right in the middle of the business. He had conformed to the culture of Sodom.
Abraham loved Lot. He interceded to God for Lot and his family. God was faithful, so he sent the two angels to bring salvation to Lot and his family. Initially the angels had refused to enter Lot’s house but after petition by Lot in an earnest manner, the angels accepted.
Right now as you are reading this sermon, where are you? Are you still in Sodom? Why are you still in Sodom? Meditate on this teaching and answer these questions.
If you are still in Sodom, it’s never too late. God can send angels to rescue you. God is faithful. Even as intercessors in the world today pray for you, God is listening. He will sent angels to carry you up and out (Psalm 91) of Sodom. God never fails to listen to anyone who prays to him.
Sodom represents our lust of the flesh. Our desire to live luxurious. I am not condemning luxury but it should not be the order of the day so that God doesn’t have a place in our hearts. We shouldn’t be led by what we see and think about. We shouldn’t stay in sin. We shouldn’t make life look good outside when inside, all is not well. We should be true to our hearts as well as the heart of God. That’s when only God can accept us.
When the demands of the flesh override our spiritual hood, then we are no longer in Jerusalem but in Sodom. Many people are bound in homosexuality, Lesbianism, gay and all other forms of indulgences. They can’t come out. It’s hard for them, just the way it was hard for Lot to come out. Many of us are still in Sodom. It’s not surprising also that many of us who even go to church today are still bound in Sodom. Going to church is one thing. Knowing and understanding what God requires of you is another thing.
It’s my prayer that we come out of Sodom and see the salvation of God.
This Sunday, make up your mind not to be driven by flesh. Be spiritual. Take the faith and face the battle of the flesh and tell yourself that enough is enough. May God help you and me.
God bless you so much.
Talk about fear. At some point, all of us have had it.
It’s not the problem of fear. It’s the problem of not overcoming fear.
Fear is a disease. It can progress into a monster called coward.
Fear can make someone miss an opportunity. Fear causes retreat and procrastination; a state of delay to take action. Fear is for the coward.
Because of fear, many talents have ended up in the graves. Graves are the best hub ever of wealth that was not brought into use by those deceased.
When you fear, you invite a state of hopelessness and complexity in seeing the success side of a story. You feel comfortable not to try anything; and this is usually the opposite of any expectation under normal circumstances.
Even while on smooth road, fear makes you see a rough road.
Whenever you doubt whether you can do something or not, then be sure that you can’t.
Never and never will you succeed if you are full of doubt.
DOUBT kicks you OUT of the game.
Because of doubt, you sink in an ocean even when the waves are calm.
Doubt brings your parachute down in an unexplainable manner. You fall with a thud!
Instead of doubt, develop confidence. Think of possibility instead of impossibility.
In any hopeless situation, learn to hold on positive thoughts.
You lose focus when you become despondent. You face doom. You create room for weird resolutions.
Despondency is despair, a state of lawlessness on what best decision to hold on during night times or dark moments so to say.
Despondency is a monster. It should not dominate your life at all. Live positively, think positively and face challenges positively.
Sometimes we fail to be strong during adversity. Right. Human nature attached to this fact. But remember God’s nature as well. The best practice we require in order to drive away these three monsters is to be able to choose God’s nature over human nature and especially in adversity.
Lightning can strike, a landslide can bury millions of us, an earthquake can rock buildings even when we are inside, fire can rage and raze over a hairy forest, locusts can locate a plantation and swarm through, a disease can wipe generations…….and much more.
That’s fine. It happens. But I believe it depends on our courage. I mean the courage to live life amid circumstances. The courage to sleep in bed with enough faith that we shall wake up alive the next day.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
# a song by Benard Chinua
Oh Lord my God, my savior,
You are my refuge, my cover.
My Lord is my power, and my tower.
My only arm and my wing.
When tempests fall, HIM I call,
He flies down, holds me up, and I soar,
Below I see my enemies roar,
But in HIS arms I am safe, all in all.
Search me God, know me,
Make me yours, just me.
Le me stay in your armpit, let me.
Le me be under your shadow, me.
Hold me in your arms Lord X 3
For with you, my life is spared.
God bless everyone. Happy Sunday.
#Father of nations#
God is supreme.
No question about that. He supersedes nature. He is powerful that no man can outwit HIM.
To question God is foolishness.
A wise person prays, waits for God and appreciates what GOD does. Only a fool says God is a liar and that he doesn’t exist.
Wise people pray
To kneel and pray to God is wisdom, humility and a sign of honor to HIM.
The steps of a good man are guarded by the Lord.
When you hurt people, you hurt God as well.
God’s intention to mankind is reconciliation. He looked for ways of relating well with mankind through HIS Son Jesus Christ.
Wisdom is knowing God and doing what He wants. Wisdom is not despising God. It’s knowing and understanding that you are under authority and that you have no permission to operate on your own. Remember, he is the creator of heaven and earth. He created Man as well.
Hebrews 11:6…But without Faith, it’s impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (King James version)
The book of Hebrews chapter 11 can be dubbed as the ‘Faith Hall of Fame’. The entire chapter focuses on great personalities like Abraham, Noah, Joseph, Abel, Moses etc who overcame obstacles, stumbling blocks, and misfortunes while exercising their faith in their times. Many of the saints mentioned outside this scripture even died horrible deaths. Others had to wait for long before receiving their promise. An example is Abraham.
In this teaching today, I would like us to focus on the concept of faith itself, and probably learn a few things which when put into mind and heart…then practised, will change our lives differently.
But before that, reasoning carefully in advance, we can learn from the men and women of faith who endured great suffering and hard times that they were ultimately representing the suffering and persecution of Jesus Christ. The faith in Hebrews is not sugar coated. It’s real faith. God doesn’t guarantee a life of luxury and ease. It’s a tough faith: a constant commitment to hang on and believe God against all odds no matter what.
Living by faith means you don’t live by feelings. Feelings don’t build faith. Faith doesn’t make feelings. Faith is a substance that is constant in a changing environment. Men and women of faith don’t go by feelings.
Dear brother and sister, what you need in your life is faith. Without faith you can do nothing. But you can do something, even with that little faith that you have.
Faith has to do with your heart. Not your head. Your head is not a home of faith. When you believe something, you don’t use your mind. You use your heart to do that. It’s in the heart that all resolutions come from and become effective. Mind can change with time. But the heart increases it’s trust with time if well nourished spiritually.
Sometimes our ideologies, our money, our fame, our papers fail us. That’s when faith sets itself at work. In awkward moments, faith gives us breakthrough. Faith is the backbone of our spiritual foundation.
In the book of 2 Corinthians 4:13, faith is a spirit. It should also be spoken. When we say faith is a spirit, we mean that what you believe in is invisible but comes to manifest in the physical. For example, when you believe God for a Mercedes Benz, grey in colour, you can write down more specifications on paper. Now, the vehicle can’t be seen in the physical. It’s in the spiritual realm. By exercising your faith over the vehicle you want, the it appears in the physical.
Faith should be spoken. Speak your faith. The same scripture of 2 Corinthians 4:13, teaches that the law of faith is speech. Command your blessings. Believe that you have received that land, car, school fees, promotion etc. Laws always work. Faith will always make a weakling into a well able being. This is as long as the law of faith is in practice.
In the book of Romans 12:3, each one of us has a measure of faith. Each one of us has some level of belief, on the least. This measure dictates what we do daily, how we act and behave. The pace at which we achieve our goals, targets and deadlines in life is largely driven by our measure of faith. Full measure would translate into excellence in terms of prosperity.
Faith is the fragrant that pleases God whenever we approach him with it.